Sounds crazy and surreal, right? And I guess it is! I really, really didn’t expect to be writing a blog post like this for a long long time, if ever. It comes after my holiday to Hong Kong and about a week of tears, high emotions and all sorts of drama.
Like I’ve mentioned before, in my mind September is the optimum time for fresh starts. Something that my close friends have mentioned to me since I broke the news to them is that I’ve always been a home-orientated girl who is also undeniably flighty. I have a very carefree, nomadic and laidback outlook to life with an insatiable wanderlust and love of being alone. While travel has always been a love of mine, I just didn’t see myself as a backpacker or ‘traveller’ in the traditional sense.
And only a mere 5 days after landing home from HK, I had a job offer for a role over 10,000 miles away from my current home. Cue a week of trying to make life-changing decisions, writing epic pros and cons lists (Pokemon Alpha Ruby and Omega Sapphire, breakfast and red lipstick were genuinely on that list), crying on and off for days on end and generally being in torment over a decision I wasn’t expecting to be making.
I’m moving for a shiny new job at Lane Crawford in about a month’s time. I have to work my notice period here as well as get things ready for the big move, which should be one epic task! I guess it is a pretty impulsive decision but one that I considered long and hard at every waking moment.
On one hand, living and experiencing a new city and culture will be SO invaluable. On the other? I face being away from my beloved Granny, sister, brother, family, baby tortoises and my boyfriend.
I’m going to really miss cuddles and watching Thomas the Tank Engine with my baby cousin. I’m going to seriously miss bubble baths and my duvet. I have no idea how I’ll get all of my shoes and handbags over there or what I’ll have for breakfast. I have never faced a long distance relationship before. I’ll be spending Christmas alone for the first time. Everything is changing and I’m terrified yet excited. But I get to have my own place again, I can buy a little money tree for my apartment. I can stay out at dessert parlours and have Sasa on tap. E might be visiting for New Year’s and he’s being more supportive than I could have ever wished for.
My flights aren’t booked yet but I have roughly a month before I leave!
If you’re also based in Hong Kong I’d love to hear from you (: And even better if you’re handy with a DSLR so I can keep up with the ol’ blog 😉 I really want to say bye properly to you all too, so please drop me Tweets etc. and we can arrange long farewells. I’m so excited for this new ‘chapter’ as cheesy as that sounds, and I can’t wait to share it all on here.